ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded funding for four new drug discovery projects by U-M faculty aimed at fighting cancer, sickle cell disease and creating new, non-addictive painkillers.

For the first time, the center is also providing formal mentoring support to two promising, early-stage cancer drug discovery projects, which it hopes to further support in the future with grant funding.

“These projects are great examples...


Vincent GroppiANN ARBOR—Vincent Groppi, a leader in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, has assumed the position of director of the University of Michigan’s Center for the Discovery of New Medicines.

The CDNM is a virtual center that supports early-stage, innovative drug-discovery research projects across the university and is...